Dog Training

Professional Dog Training in Arroyo Grande, CA

The dog training professionals at Springdale Pet Ranch can’t wait to help you and your dog find greater bonds and understanding than ever before. We do this with customized training programs built on positive, proven techniques that appeal to your dog’s natural motivations and make training a fun, meaningful experience for everyone involved.

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Free Training Evaluation

Does your dog pull the leash? Jump up when greeting guests? Won’t “drop it”? Meet one-on-one with one of our training experts and find out exactly how we can help you and your dog.

For the convenience of our guests we will continue to offer easy curbside drop off and pick up. Please call us upon arrival.

Puppy & Dog Training Programs

All of our programs are based on results-driven techniques. We offer a variety of options to suit your schedule and preferences:

Stay & Train Program

Springdale Pet Ranch has more than 22 years of providing the kind of pet care services we’d want for our own furry loved ones. Our Stay & Train program is an immersive learning experience that makes the most of everything our resort has to offer. While your dog enjoys all the comfort and luxury of our overnight lodging, their days are filled with the perfect balance of learning and play. While you’re away on vacation or traveling for work, we’ll hone your dog’s skills and manners—in between lots of love and fun. Here’s what you and your pet can expect from our all-inclusive Stay & Train program:

  • Restful nights in a climate-controlled accommodation complete with soft bedding and the sounds of soothing music
  • Daily wellness checks and lots of staff attention
  • Fun and supervised play sessions in a group or one-on-one with a pet attendant
  • Since your dog is well-exercised and satisfied after playing, it’s the perfect time to focus and learn-- your dog will receive multiple training sessions each day
  • Each dog’s basic obedience training program is customized per your individual goals and challenges
  • Each family receives a private lesson at the end of the training program
  • All programs 10 days and longer receive follow-up lessons at Springdale Pet Ranch
  • Post-program phone support and resource materials are provided for all programs

Play & Train Program

Do you want your dog to benefit from the unique training environment of Springdale Pet Ranch but you want to pick them up at the end of the day? Drop off your dog for a day of fun and play at our doggie daycare and we’ll take care of the rest. In between enriching play sessions, your pup will receive private training lessons with one of our training experts, designed for the results you desire.

Whether your dog is a social butterfly or prefers human friends, our Play & Train program offers a mix of fun and education in a supervised, structured setting. This fun-filled doggie day camp includes:

  • Lots of activity and interaction either in our playgroups or one-on-one with a pet attendant
  • A private, climate-controlled accommodation with comfy bedding to enjoy break times
  • Multiple training lessons each day, according to your dog’s unique training curriculum
  • Each family receives a private lesson at the end of the training program
  • All programs 10 days and longer receive follow-up lessons at Springdale Pet Ranch
  • Post-program phone support and resource materials are provided for all programs

Manners Sessions

Does your dog just need brushing up on basic obedience cues? We have the perfect solution for you—Manners Sessions at Springdale Pet Ranch. Our trainers will remind your dog of basic obedience, or simply focus on that one thing you’re looking to accomplish with your dog. Add on Manners Sessions to your pet’s next lodging stay, or visit us for Enhanced Daycare! Enhanced Daycare is a next-level daycare experience with extra fun and stimulation, including a built-in Manners Session for each visit. Call us to learn more and book your pet’s spot.

Free Training Evaluation

Does your dog pull the leash? Jump up when greeting guests? Won’t “drop it”? Meet one-on-one with one of our training experts and find out exactly how we can help you and your dog.

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What is Dog Training Like at Springdale Pet Ranch?

One of the reasons our dog training programs are so effective is our ability to design a custom-tailored program for your dog. No two dogs are totally alike—even ones from the same litter! We approach every canine student like the individual they are, taking into account everything from their age, breed, prior training experience, motivators, and your family’s goals. Our experts have the experience and background to produce the results you desire in a way that’s comprehensible and fun for your dog.

Springdale Pet Ranch is equipped with all the tools and variables needed for effective dog training. It’s not a “sterile” training environment—which means we’re able to introduce a variety of distractions and challenges as your pet progresses in their program. The real world is full of distractions, and we’re preparing your pet to recall their skills in real-world situations.

Our dog training programs focus on balancing learning with play. This critical aspect of our training is like the “secret ingredient.” We give them a place to play, have fun, and spend their extra energy. By the time they’re with our trainers, fun and games is out of their system and they’re ready to focus.

Springdale Pet Ranch is staffed by a group of expert dog training professionals rather than just one. This means your dog works with multiple trainers throughout their program, a key part in separating the training from the person giving the commands. We want your pet to respond to your entire family by the time training is over, not just our trainers! Plus, having a whole training team means we’re always on hand to support you before, during, and after your pet’s training.

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Training a dog to sit and stay

Our dog training program is built to produce maximum results. That’s why our programs are designed to have your pet with us for consecutive days with little to no gaps in between training visits. Waiting too long between training sessions gives your dog the chance to forget everything they learned before they have the chance to build on it. Not at Springdale. We work with your dog multiple times every day for the length of their program to solidify their knowledge, ensuring it lasts well beyond the end of training.

Free Training Evaluation

Does your dog pull the leash? Jump up when greeting guests? Won’t “drop it”? Meet one-on-one with one of our training experts and find out exactly how we can help you and your dog.

Dog trainer teaching a dog to stay

Proven Dog Training Methods

At Springdale Pet Ranch, our trainers recognize each dog/owner pair has a unique set of needs and challenges. We focus on dog-friendly techniques chosen for your pet’s breed, age, and personality. Everything we do is based on positive reinforcement and praise to ensure all aspects of training are rewarding and comprehensible for your pet.

Instead of adhering to one dog training method, our trainers help develop an effective and appropriate approach designed around what your dog or puppy responds to best. Our training programs are designed to:

  • Teach your dog to respond promptly to verbal cues
  • Show pet parents how to maintain and expand upon their dog’s training at home

Free Training Evaluation

Does your dog pull the leash? Jump up when greeting guests? Won’t “drop it”? Meet one-on-one with one of our training experts and find out exactly how we can help you and your dog.

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